December 6, 2019

Giammattei's hat-trick puts Amherst in final

Other Semifinal Recaps:  Men's Semifinal 2 Women's Semifinal 1 | Semifinal 2

By Henry Loughlin

Photos by Dave Hilbert,

Sophomore forward German Giammattei celebrates the completion of his hattrick.


The first of two men’s semifinals on Friday night, this matchup pitted two teams with contrasting runs together. Amherst, the 2015 National Champion and a strong favorite coming into this season, had put together a somewhat straightforward progression to the Final Four, which included wins over Thomas, Ithaca, Rowan, and RPI. In those games, the Mammoths scored 13 and conceded two, winning every match by at least two clear goals. Moreover, for Justin Serpone’s side, German Giammattei had continued his regular season form into the postseason, scoring in...

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Henry Loughlin


Henry Loughlin is a Brandeis University graduate (2014, Politics & American Studies) and has enjoyed watching Division III soccer for the past six years as a student and alumnus. Though a writer by trade, his interest in numbers and statistical analysis makes soccer writing and commentary a favorite pastime. [see full bio]

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